Crystal Palace fired manager Patrick Vieira on Friday due to a poor run of results.
Patrick Vieira, the club’s manager since 2021, has led the 12th-placed team to an unprecedented 12-game winless streak.
Vieira’s last Premier League game in charge was a 1-0 loss to seventh-placed Brighton on March 15.
According to Naija News, the 46-year-old Frenchman, who was hired prior to the 2021-22 season, guided the Eagles to a 12th-place finish at the end of the season.
Only bottom-of-the-table Southampton, Wolves, and Everton have scored fewer goals than them this season, with 21 in 27 games.
It was so bad that Patrick Vieira and his team went three games without scoring before succumbing to Brighton.
Crystal Palace are three points above the relegation zone after a poor run of games, particularly following the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
“This difficult decision has been made with enormous regret,” club chairman Steve Parish said on Friday morning.
“Ultimately, results in recent months have placed us in a precarious league position and we felt a change is necessary to give us the best chance of retaining Premier League status.
“Patrick’s impact since joining us in the summer of 2021 has been significant, and he is held in the highest regard by myself, and all of his colleagues.
“He led the team to a Wembley FA Cup semi-final and respectable 12th-placed finish last season playing some exciting football, which was a challenging and crucial campaign for the club given the changes we made to the squad before his arrival.
“Patrick has given his all to the club, and we all appreciate his and his team’s efforts.”
Osian Roberts, Kristian Wilson, and Said Aigoun, three other members of Patrick Vieira’s coaching staff, have also left the team, and a search for a new manager is currently underway.
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